Senior Clinical Lead

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
£19,410 to £21,847 a year p.a.
Closing date
6 Feb 2023

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Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust is a large community and mental health trust providing services across the whole of Dorset. This includes specialist learning disability services, community dental services, community hospitals and prison healthcare across Dorset.

The Learning Disability Service in Dorset is staffed by a passionate and dedicated team and is looking for an experienced practitioner to join us. This is an excellent opportunity to lead practice within the challenging yet rewarding field of learning disability practice.

The following fixed term vacancy has arisen:

Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole

Learning Disability Team

Senior Clinical Lead

Band 8a

15 hrs per week

The vacancy has a fixed term of March 2023 until March 2025.

The post holder will work alongside the existing Senior Clinical lead and be responsible for the day-to-day operational management and clinical leadership within an Integrated LD service with an Integrated team manager.

You will be required to provide specialist clinical advice and support to meet the needs of people with learning disabilities.

We are looking for an enthusiastic person who has demonstrable experience in working within the learning disability field.

You must also have experience in operational management at Band 7 or above. You must be able to demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

The role will be 2 days of 9-5 duties and the days are yet to be determined.

Main duties of the job

We offer:

A supportive and friendly work environment working within a highly motivated team.

Continual Professional Development and Lifelong Learning

Full induction programme

About us

At Dorset HealthCare we're on a mission to empower people to make the most of their lives through our outstanding, joined-up healthcare services. We're a dynamic, forward-looking Trust, running 12 community hospitals, specialist inpatient facilities and a wide range of integrated community and mental health services for a population of almost 800,000 people.

We do things differently here - it's one of the reasons the CQC rated us 'outstanding' in 2019. It's also why 95% of patients across our services say they have a good or very good experience of our services and 89% of staff feel they can really make a difference. Whether you're looking to work with us in one of our bustling market towns, vibrant urban locations, thriving seaside spots, or among the rolling hills of Dorset, there are lots of ways you can make a difference in our communities.

Our 7,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do and our success is a testament to our brilliant people. We're all about building a workplace for the future, we believe in equal opportunities and we celebrate diversity. We're an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome, everyone can be authentic, and we are all encouraged to be the best version of ourselves.

Working with us you'll be part of a strong team, challenge yourself, build a career, and teach us what we don't know. And you'll be working towards our vision to be better every day through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do.

Job description Job responsibilities

For the main duties and responsibilities for this role please read the attached job description and person specification. When completing your application please ensure your supporting statement reflects the criteria set out in these documents by showing how your experience and skills apply to this post.

Person Specification Managerial /Supervisory Experience Essential
  • Experience of operational management at Band 7 or above
Job Specific Experience Essential
  • Able to analyse performance, competing perspectives and priorities in the delivery of health and support service improvement.
  • Evidence of effective leadership and risk management skills
Knowledge/ Skills/ Training Essential
  • Registered health practitioner
  • Relevant full Masters degree or demonstrable extensive equivalent experience in the relevant specialty.
Personal Qualities/ Attributes Essential
  • Evidence of skills in diplomacy, negotiation and influencing and the ability to deal appropriately and professionally with challenge.
  • Ability to adapt to a changing environment and changing priorities
  • Able to actively research for the potential to improve quality and customer care, seeking new ideas and methods to improve health care

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